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Solved: How do I identify old hardware for drivers

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  1. Mat1250

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    Do I have to disassemble the computer and find every FCC number? What are good programs for identifying hardware? This is noname hardware from at least 10 years ago. I am repairing a friend's computer. He probably does not want to upgrade. It is just a computer for his kids and he does not have much money.

    Thanks

    Controllers Display
    Standard floppy disk controller
    Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
    Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
    SiS PCI IDE Controller SiS Mirage Graphics [Display adapter]
    Bus Adapters Multimedia
    SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller (3x)
    SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller C-Media AC97 Audio Device
    Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
    Virus Protection [Back to Top] Group Policies
    Norton AntiVirus Version 20.1.0.24
    None discovered
    Communications Other Devices
    U.S. Robotics 56K Voice Win 1806 [Modem]
     
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    Is this thread associated with the same computer in this thread?

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    I've requested this thread be merged into your other thread so everything can be kept together and not cause confusion.

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    Ok Thanks
     
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    Is Windows still able to load, and can you get into the Device Manager?

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    What's the exact descriptions listed in these headings?

    Display Adapters

    IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers

    Network Adapters

    Sound Video And Game Controllers


    Note: These are the primary ones for identifying the chipset, graphics, audio, and ethernet.

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    If any entries have a yellow ? or ! next to them, advise what their names are.

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    Display Adapters:

    SiS 661FX_760_741_M661FX_M760_M741

    Go here.

    Select "Windows XP - IGP Graphics Drivers - SiS66x/SiS76x & SiS67x"

    then click "Go".

    Choose a location to download from, then click "Download Now" for the R393_logo.zip" file.

    Enter the displayed catcha code, then click "Download Now".

    Download and save that .zip file inside an empty folder that you create for it on your desktop.

    After it's downloaded and saved, extract its contents inside that folder.

    Double-clicking the "setup.exe" file will start the install process for the SiS graphics driver.

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    Network Adapters:

    SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter

    Go here.

    Select "Windows XP - Network Driver - SiS900 & Integrated SiS LAN".

    Follow the same procedure as before for this "sl119.zip" file.

    Double-clicking the "Setup.exe" file will start the install process for the SiS ethernet driver.

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    Sound Video And Game Controllers:

    Realtek AC'97 Audio

    Go here.

    Select one of the "Download @ MajorGeeks" links.

    Download and save the "WDM_A406.exe" file.

    Double-clicking this file will start the install process for the Realtek audio driver.

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    Note: I've personally used these same drivers in the past in older desktops, so they should work for you.

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    Awsome flavallee, I will try these. Thanks so much for your help.
     
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    Oh man.. I hope he's not running Windows 2000 on this.
     
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    He said in his other thread that he is installing Windows XP.

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